The way I feel under your command

Inspired by J.L. Moreno’s concept of the ‘therapeutic soliloquy’, the performance is centred around an hour-long stream-of-consciousness monologue, in which autobiographical fragments are shared out loud as a means of exploring and processing accumulated experience. The choreography combines dance with exercises from therapeutic practices such as TRE (Trauma & Tension Release Exercises), a practice believes that humans store trauma in the body’s deep tissue which can be released through inducing involuntary tremors.

As bell hooks writes, ‘to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.’

Premiered at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich as part of “Are we bodies?” curated by Vlada Maria Tcharyeva.


Soft Shell Hard Core

The artist, alone with their laptop as if in their bedroom, compiles intimate texts from a variety of highly personal sources, with their desktop projected behind them for all to see. Diary entires and emails with friends, text messages and phone notes are intertwined, detached from their original source and set to music, opening up a gateway into a collective subconscious…

Shown at
Ashley Berlin
FS Liverpool


I don’t feel safe to tell you

I don’t feel safe to tell you emerged out of research into psychological and physical therapies, practices and programmes including: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Systema, and Codependents Anonymous (CoDA).

Two performers enact a ritual of exercises designed to bring repressed trauma to the surface. Inspired by the radical self-analysis of self-help programmes, they set out to ‘make a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves’ (CoDA, Step Four).

Premiered at Haus N, Athens. With Jeremy Nedd.